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What is Newborn Screening?

Many parents are unaware of the conditions included in screening, or that it varies from state to state. Baby’s First Test brings together resources to help guide parents and health professionals alike.

What Your State Offers

Every state has its own Newborn Screening program. Learn about it.

Find a Condition

Get information about the 80 screenable conditions.

What To Expect

Newborn screening is just one of many things that happen in the first few days after a baby is born. The following information can help prepare expecting parents for the newborn screening process and answer common question, such as:

What should I do before birth? What are the screening procedures? What happens to the blood sample? How should I respond to results? What are the screening outcomes?

The Public Square

An online space dedicated to ongoing conversations about newborn screening.

National Maps

Newborn Screening is an evolving system that is different throughout the country. 


Educational resources from states and organizations across the U.S.

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Healthcare Professionals

We can provide up-to-date information on some of the most commonly asked issues about newborn screening so health care professionals can be prepared to answer questions from their patients.

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